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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Global Finance & Accounting Project Lead

Global Finance & Accounting Project Lead - Your future position?


In this role you will be responsible for FICO Accounting/Reporting processes with global perspective. Drive, design, and develop process improvement opportunities and continuous improvement activities under the guidance of the FICO GSO (Global Solution Owner)


In this role you will:


Solution Performance & Improvement management:

  • Identify and ensure process/solution improvement opportunities Support the Finance and Controlling Delivery Head and the Global Solution Owner in advising on best practices
  • Drive Accounting/Reporting Process Harmonisation and standardisation (MEC, BS reconc. Journal entry,…) across affiliates
  • Process owner of the Balance Sheet reconciliation processes, related SOP’s and BS Policy
  • Coach/Train the new joiners on Accounting/Reporting processes and tools (e.g. BOFC)
  • Manage projects aimed at improving finance and controlling end-to-end processes with Financial Accounting and CoRe Managers
  • Act as an escalation point for system issues and follow-up with IT organisation
  • Support Accounting/Reporting SAP setup for new integrations and SAP updates and participate in testing
  • Support the Financial and Controlling teams during internal and external audits and consult accordingly

Governance, Stakeholder & Controls

  • Participate (key contact in FICO GBS) in governance calls and meetings for GBS Accounting/Reporting  related topics  (e.g. integration, transition, SAP implementation, etc.) and follow-up changes and status
  • Support GSO and Head of FICO Delivery on preparing design and scoping topics for GBS leadership and governance meetings
  • Interact with operational teams in GBS, other GSE’s and Finance Community



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile ideally includes:

  • University degree in Business Administration with majors in accounting / controlling or equivalent education
  • 5+ years of experience in Finance (accounting/reporting)
  • Experience in shared services environment
  • Project Management or Process Excellence experience in Finance
  • End to end finance & accounting process understanding
  • Advanced MS Excel and Powerpoint
  • IFRS
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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